Q Village* is a small Afghanistan village in framed by rugged mountains on one side and less than an hour’s drive from Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan on the other.
Thirty years ago, the traditionally nomadic community settled on this dry, arid and barren plain. Overlooked and forgotten, Q Village is small and too close to the city to merit help.
With no accessible school, no local bazaar, no immediate health care, no electricity, and no literate adult, the community is sustained by some of the men and teenage boys who get periodic work in nearby brick-works.
There are grape vines planted behind the village compound, but because of inadequate watering, the yield is low. This meager crop only supplements the regular diet of bread, beans and yoghurt.
The community is eager to help itself by preparing more land for agriculture, but without sufficient water to irrigate the fields, harvests will always be poor.
In our partnership with Q Village, our TCD efforts have had a special emphasis on facilitating the installation of a sustainable clean water source. This not only enables them to grow a wide range of nutritional food, but also provides clean water for household use.
*For purposes of security and well-being, “Q Village” is a pseudonym of the village being helped by this project.